~ 2019 Camp Schedule Coming in February ~
Registration will open
to our current Fitwize families and last year’s camp participants and
for the general public
Registration will soon open for our exciting Summer Camps and awesome 2019-20 After School Program. We offer current families and last year’s summer camp participants the opportunity to get a jump start with registration since our camps tend to fill quickly. Enrollment is taken on a first-come basis so if there is a particular camp your child is interested in, please don’t wait as we do expect to sell out. Be on the lookout for our January 22 email with registration details, and for our general public, check back on this page on February 1.
As reference, our 2018 camp information is below. Our summer camps are broken down by week so you can register for one week or all 9! Each week is broken down by grade; rising 1st-3rd graders and rising 4th graders and up so activities are age-appropriate. Please note that the summer schedule may change without notice.
We make Summer COOL! Treat your kids, ages 5 through 13, to a unique experience. Choose between our Adventure themed-camps or our INSPIRE camps; both will offer thrilling field trips* and activities, and a place to develop new friendships. We bring all the ingredients together to make this the most exciting and memorable summer camp your child will ever participate in (see below for more complete weekly camp information)!
Our high-quality program offers a safe, clean and active environment, and is facilitated by experienced counselors that inspire a healthy lifestyle and fosters self-esteem. Camp runs 9am-4pm with the option of adding before- and after-care for an additional fee. We ask all campers to bring a nut-free lunch (we are a nut-free facility), drink, sneakers, and sunscreen daily, and a swimsuit and towel on water park days. Fitwize will provide an afternoon healthy snack. Kids will be broken into two groups, rising 1st-3rd graders and rising 4th graders and up, this will ensure activities are appropriate per age group.
So what are you waiting for? Enroll your child(ren) in either our Adventure Camps or INSPIRE Camps today! Special Offers: we offer a 10% off sibling rate.**
Swinging Into Summer | The Great Outdoors | Stars & Stripes | Movin’ & Groovin’ | Challenger Week |
Adventure Awaits | Water Adventures | Best of the Best | Summer Finale
Community Service Camps | Boys Only Camp | Girls Only Camp | Cheer, Tumbling & Stunt Camps
Thanks to both Cheers Sports and SPDS, Inc for helping to make our Community Service Camp, Kids Helping the Community: Hunger and Homelessness, a success.
Fitwize 4 Kids’ Adventure themed-camps are designed to make it fun for kids to participate in new adventures and experiences and provide a pathway to new friendships and lifelong memories. Camps will include exposure to a wide variety of fun activities, exciting field trips and much more, all at a low 8:1 ratio. Our camp activities are structured to promote self-confidence and build trust. Camps include activities, field trips* and crafts.
|Week 1, June 18-22
||Swinging Into Summer
Fitwize’s Adventure Camp kicks-off this week with our “Swinging into Summer” theme. Rising grades 1-3 will have fun at Top Golf and Sport Bounce, while rising grades 4-7 will enjoy Top Golf and Aerial Adventure Park at Harpers Ferry for ziplining fun.
|Week 2, June 25-29
||The Great Outdoors
Camp continues in “The Great Outdoors.” Rising grades 1-3 will enjoy a Jr. Ranger’s program, hike and cookout at Great Falls Park and will swim at AV Symington Water Park. Rising grades 4-7 will go to Great Falls Park for a hike, cookout and Jr. Ranger’s program, and will swim at Cameron Run Water Park.
|Week 3, July 2-6
||Stars & Stripes
“Stars and Stripes” will help us to celebrate Independence Day (no camp on 7/4). Campers will cool-off and swim at the Reston Water Mine, and will participate in a program and tour Udvar-Hazy Center.
|Week 4, July 9-13
||Movin’ & Groovin’
Fitwize campers will be a “Movin’ & Groovin’” in our Adventure Camp week 4. All campers will enjoy roller skating at the Skate-N-Fun Zone and swimming at Volcano Island Water Park this week.
|Week 5, July 16-20
“Challenger Week” is the theme for week 5. Campers will test out their skills and conquer fears on unique physical challenges at Zava Zone, then will celebrate their successes at AV Symington Water Park.
|Week 6, July 23-27
“Adventure Awaits” as we kick-off week 6. Rising 1st-3rd graders will discover what lurks inside the Luray Caverns and expend lots of energy at Pump It Up. Rising 4th -7th graders will explore the Luray Caverns and head over to Rebounderz to jump, play basketball and dodgeball.
|Week 7, July 30-August 3
Who doesn’t love water in the summer? We kick-off this week with “Water Adventures.” All campers will jump over to Atomic Trampoline, participate in Water Games at Fitwize, and then cool-down by getting dumped on with a water bucket at Volcano Island Water Park.
|Week 8, August 6-10
||Best of the Best
We will enjoy the “Best of the Best” in week 8. All campers will execute their skills at Zava Zone and then mosey on over to the swimmin’ hole at Reston Water Mine to relax in the lazy river.
|Week 9, August 13-17
Wrapping-up our fun-filled summer in week 9, is our “Summer Finale.” All campers will groove to the tunes as they go roller skating at Skate-N-Fun Zone. We end our summer by plunging into some cooler water at AV Symington. We hope all campers have enjoyed their summer with us and hope to see you all back again next year!
INSPIRE SUMMER CAMPS!
Fitwize provides life-changing opportunities that will empower, inspire and instill compassion in each camper. We help to build self-awareness and self-confidence while learning how to help others in our community. Here’s our summer line-up.
Community Service Camps | Boys Only Camp | Girls Only Camp | Cheer, Tumbling & Stunt Camps
Community Service Camps
Fitwize Animal Shelter: Kids Helping Domestic Animals
Week 1, June 18-22
Please be sure to thank the businesses and organizations that made our week possible: Kids Helping Animals Flyer
Campers will enjoy a week learning how to empathize and share kindness with animals. They will learn first-hand how to address real-life issues and the needs that face abandoned and sick animals, how animals assist people through service and therapy, ways animals and kids are helping each other in regards to cancer, and what it takes to groom a pet through field trips, discussions and activities. Planned for the week:*
- Friends of Homeless Animals—after making home-made items to donate, we will take a behind-the-scenes tour to learn what happens with lost and abandoned animals, and what we can do to help.
- Animal Medical Centers of Loudoun—campers will have a great time learning the ins-and-outs of what goes on in a veterinary center as they visit the Animal Medical Centers of Loudoun in Ashburn Farm. Their office provides full service to dogs, cats and small animals. They specialize in routine preventive care, examinations, vaccinations, routine blood work, lab testing, food and nutrition counseling, surgery, dentistry, radiographic and ultrasound imaging, puppy and kitten consultations, and we have a full pharmacy.
- Canine’s-N-Kids (CNK)—what do kids and canines have in common? They are more similarly matched with cancer treatments than are adults and kids. CNK is committed to helping fight the cancers kids and our canine friends BOTH develop and contributing to funding lifesaving cancer research to find better medicines and a cure.
- Service Dog and K9 Visit—Off-Leash K9 Training will explain how dogs can assist people with challenges through therapy and service, as well as serve as protection.
- Heeling House—Heeling House improves the lives of children with special needs through the use of animal-assisted interactions by offering a wide variety of services. They also provide program courses to meet dog training needs from puppy obedience through advance animal-assisted therapy classes.
- Woofies—we will tour a Woofies mobile grooming unit and will learn about pet sitting, dog walking, overnight care, pet taxi and Bed & Biscuit services.
Inspiring Compassion In Kids: Kids Helping Kids
Week 4, July 9-13
Please thank the businesses and organizations that made our week possible: Kids Helping Kids Flyer
Our hand’s-on camp will allow campers to learn how their actions can provide compassion and support to children with challenges. Planned for the week:*
- Ronald McDonald house—we will tour the facility and will learn how this service keeps families with sick children together and close to the medical care their child needs at local hospitals. Campers will also help out at the center during our visit.
- Inova Loudoun Children’s Hospital—campers will make comfort items and artwork to donate to the hospital to give to pediatric patients to provide comfort and hope. Items may include pillowcases, blankets, medical play dolls for doctors to demonstrate procedures on, just to name a few.
- Comfort Cases—Rob Scheer, Comfort Cases founder, will talk about his experiences in the foster care system and the mission of his charity to provide a proper bag, filled with comfort and essential items to youth in foster care. Campers will assemble bags to donate to Comfort Cases that will go to kids in the foster system, providing them the dignity they deserve (without this bag, most kids carry their belongings in a trash bag).
- Smashing Walnuts (SW)—Ellyn Miller will talk about losing Gabriella, her daughter, to an inoperable brain tumor. Gabriella founded SW, an organization dedicated to finding cures for childhood brain cancers by funding scientific research and clinical trials. In 2014, “The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act,” was signed to provide $126 million over the next 10 years. Be sure to stop by our lemonade and bake sales during the week to help us “Crack the Cure to Childhood Cancer.”
- HOPE FASTER—is an organization and an annual event, each dedicated to raising awareness and funds to fight childhood cancer, the #1 disease killer of our children. The Kids Speed and Agility Training Event is a 1.5 hour workout for kids ages 6-18 led by professional coaching partners at The Sport and Speed Institute. 100% of proceeds will go directly to childhood cancer research.
- StoryBook Treasures is a non-profit organization that provides books and reading materials to promote literacy and education to ALL children. The organization educates, inspires and empowers ALL children to experience the best children’s literature in an educational setting. The program helps children make vital comprehensive reading connections to literature while building a classroom and personal home library collection of books. Campers will assemble packets that will reach children in our community to help combat illiteracy.
- AV Symington—And what’s summer without some water park fun? We’ll take a trip to the AV Symington water park to cool down and celebrate all we’ve learned throughout the week.
Mission Animal Rescue: Kids Helping Endangered Animals
Week 7, July 30-August 3
What is an endangered animal? Campers will learn what makes a species endangered, what our community is doing to help save endangered species and decide what animal we’d like to adopt. Here is what we have planned:*
- Smithsonian’s National Zoo—What’s black and white and loved all over? It’s one of the animals we’ll be visiting! We’ll explore habitats and become more aware of animal behavior and care. Taking discussions we’ve had throughout the week, we’ll apply them as we enjoy hands-on learning and visiting with the animals.
- Roer’s Zoofari—56 species of animals from around the world is where it’ll all begin. Campers will enjoy an animal observation wagon ride, petting barn, reptile house and budgie adventure aviary. We’ll learn about antelope, zebra, buffalo and more. Campers will feed animals like sheep, goats, and llamas. Zoofari’s goal is for kids to spark a connection with animals and nature, through hands-on investigation and team building.
- Reptiles Alive—Colorful exotic reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates will be coming to Fitwize. Wildlife educators will introduce campers to many animals that have been rescued, abandoned or given to rescue groups or shelters. We’ll learn about these interesting creatures and will have a chance to meet some after the show.
- Andy Warhol—We’ll end our week by allowing our inner beast to come out through art. Mrs. Johnson, DTES’s art teacher, will help campers’ express their creative side with this fun method of art.
Hunger & Homelessness: Kids Helping the Community
Week 8, 8/6-8/10
Campers will gain valuable awareness centered around the importance of giving back to the community and helping others in need during our Hunger & Homelessness week. We will discuss what it means to be homeless, and where people go when they don’t have a home to go to. Hunger will also be discussed and we’ll plan our very own Hunger Banquet for the last day of camp. Activities and field trips include:*
- Loudoun Hunger Relief—We’ll have a collection of hygiene essentials and birthday items (Amazon wish list), as well as shoeboxes, and will assemble “Hygiene and Birthday in a Box” to donate to the LHR to pass out to families in need. All campers will enjoy a tour and will have a good understanding of what the LHR provides to families that wouldn’t have otherwise eaten. Rising 4th-7th graders will also stock shelves at the center.
- Going into the Community—Random Acts of Kindness is a great way to give back and it helps to motivate others to do the same. Kindness starts with one, and we’ll be going out in full force with 48!
- Hunger Banquet—campers will attend a meal where they will break into groups and learn about world hunger and poverty. Each group will have a different experience based on which group they’ve been assigned; wealth or poverty.
- Loudoun Homeless Center—we’ll visit the LHC to learn how it provides services to prevent, support and help end homelessness within Loudoun and surrounding counties. We’ll learn about the different types of programs offered include permanent supportive housing program, rapid re-housing program, emergency shelter, cold weather shelter and a drop-in center.
- Mobile Hope—Presentation and Volunteering-we will learn how Mobile Hope helps support Loudoun County children and young adults (24 years of age and younger) who are homeless or at risk. What does Mobile Hope provide and how do they provide it? We will learn all about their services!
- Generosity Feeds Project—Did you know 1 in 5 children struggle with hunger right here in America? Campers will learn about hunger right here in Loudoun County as they pack 3,000 bags of food that will be distributed here in our own backyard.
Thanks to the generous donations that made our Generosity Feeds event possible. We’d like to thank our two corporate/company sponsors:
- Thanks to CHEERS SPORTS for their generous donation–Cheers Sports is Loudoun County’s premier team sporting goods store. Conveniently located in Ashburn, VA. Proudly serving Northern Virginia teams, schools, leagues, and organizations since 1995. Locally owned and operated.
- Thanks to SPDS, INC for their generous donation–SPDS is the leader in providing privately managed dental services. The company was incorporated in 2004 with the vision of streamlining dental operations and delivering “value-driven” dental services within both Correctional and Military Facilities.
Girls Only Camps
Strong Girls, Big Dreams, Shark Tank!
Week 2, June 25-29
Please be sure to thank the awesome women presenters that had come in to help make our week a success: Girls Week Flyer
Girls are encouraged to follow their dreams and to explore their talents and strengths to pursue their passions and goals. Campers will learn life-long skills to become more confident, resilient, responsible, and learn how to build each other up instead of tear each other down. Discussions will revolve around issues girls deal with on a daily basis, like bullying, discovering oneself, self-love, and how to project oneself more confidently. Here are the exciting things we have planned:*
- Rising 1st-3rd graders will enjoy a field trip to Pump it Up to test out a Pop-up Lab.
- Rising 4th graders and up will test out their problem-solving skills at a local Escape Room. Which team will work together and escape their room first?
- All campers will compete in theRebounderz Ninja Warrior action-packed obstacle course. Which mighty girl will be championed the first Fitwize Ninja Warrior?
- Fitwize’s Nutritionist will speak with the girls about healthy nutrition.
- And finally, we are thrilled to offer our very own Fitwize Shark Tank where girls will work in teams to create a product or service they would like to offer. Groups will work together throughout the week to instill and inspire each other as they formulate their presentation to go before a panel of judges made up of successful women in our area, who will also assist them throughout the week. Guests include Kathy Corbey (Studio PinkFit), Denise Corbo (LCPS Teacher of the Year and Volunteer of the Year), Angela Lorinchak (President at Jackson Adept Research), Jodi Kline (Co-Founder at Sunny Ann Co., LLC) and Krista Woods (Inventor of GloveStix and a 2017 winner on Shark Tank)!
Boys Only Camp
Are You Up to the Challenge?
Week 5, July 16-20
Calling all rising 1st -6th grade boys, Are You Up to the Challenge? This camp week will encourage boys-to-be-boys and will empower campers to celebrate what makes boys unique and diverse while instilling confidence and self-esteem.
Instructors will provide guidance on the challenges boys face, such as making good choices, increasing self-awareness, easing anxiety and stress management, improving supportive friendships, bullying and peer pressure, cyber safety, and building leadership skills. Exciting curriculum will be taught through hands-on interactive activities, collaborative challenges, engaging discussions and challenging games. Boys will enjoy several team-building field trips, like:*
- Rising 1st-3rd grade boys will explore the Discovery Museum and participate in the interactive hands-on exhibits. Campers will enjoy four floors packed with interesting, fun-filled items that will spark curiosity and inspire learning. These campers will also enjoy Monster Mini Golf. This indoor facility offers 18-holes of mini golf with additional activities in an all blacklight building.
- Rising 4th grade boys and up will work as teams to test out their problem-solving skills at an Escape Room. Which team will work together and escape their room first? These campers will also take a field trip to Sportrock Climbing Center to test their climbing skills.
- All campers will make their way through the Ninja Warrior action-packed obstacle course. Which mighty boy will be championed the first Fitwize Ninja Warrior?
Cheer, Tumbling & Stunt Camps
Join us in our high-intensity Cheer, Tumbling & Stunt Camps that focus on tumbling, cheering, stunting and technique, designed for all levels of tumblers and cheerleaders. Camps include:
Half And Full-Day Tumble & Stunt Camps
Week 3: July 2-6 with Kindness Through the Decades theme
Week 9: August 13-17 with a Beach theme
Enroll your child into either our half-day tumble, half-day stunt, or full-day tumble & stunt combo camp.
- Half-day Tumble Camp—This camp will run Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm and is available to rising 1st graders and up. Beginner to more advanced tumblers will improve upon tumbling skills as we emphasize flexibility, technique and safe skill progression. Athletes will be broken into groups by skill level and will rotate through a series of challenging drills, stations and exercises. Open tumbling time is provided for campers to practice new skills, as well as skills they would like to improve upon. We conclude with a structured high intensity, high repetition tumbling circuit with multiple spotters assisting athletes on more advanced skills. Skills covered: handstands, forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, bridges, front and back walkovers, round-offs, back handsprings and more depending on the athlete’s assessed ability level.
- Half-day Stunt Camp—Camp runs Monday-Friday from 1pm-4pm and is available to rising 1st graders and up. Beginner to advanced tumblers will rotate through different stunting and fitness stations and drills, which include forward and backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, round-offs, back and front handsprings and more. Campers will learn stunting and pyramid building while we cover the importance of safety and proper technique. We’ll review the latest stunt intros, dismounts, transitions and stunt sequencing with bases and flyers.
- Full-day Tumble & Stunt Combo Camp—Spend a full-day of camp with us as we combine our popular half-day tumbling and half-day stunting camps to make a full-day of excitement. Rising 1st graders and up and all skill levels are welcomed.
Full-day Cheer Camp — WAITLISTING AS OF 2/23/18
Week 6: July 23-27 with Disney Theme
Rising 2nd graders and up are invited to rotate through four stations during our Disney-themed camp week. Stations include two tumbling; a routine station where athletes will work on stunting, pyramid building and putting together a cheerleading routine; and a fitness station. Campers will perform a cheer routine for parents on “SUPER STAR” Friday. We will also take a field trip to Zinga mid-week.
IMPORTANT SUMMER CAMPS INFORMATION
2018 Camp Hours and Rates
Camps run 9am-4pm, with the option of adding 7:30-9am before care or extend the day by adding 4-6:30pm after care for an additional fee. We offer a 10% off sibling discount** and an Early Bird discount when children are enrolled in camps by March 31; cannot be combined with any other offer.
Campers will receive ONE FREE t-shirt the first week they attend and will be required to wear it during all field trips throughout the summer. Additional t-shirts may be purchased by adding it to your online cart; payment for an additional t-shirt ($15) will be due at the time registration is submitted.
Schedule and Registration
Please refer to our Summer Schedule for detailed information for all 9 camp weeks; please note that schedule is subject to change without notice.
We take registration forms on a first-come basis. Our camps have completely filled-up in the past, so please do not wait to enroll your child(ren) if you would like him/her to participate in a specific camp week. We do offer a waitlist, and will contact parents should a spot open.
ENROLL TODAY, limited spaces available!
* field trips and schedule subject to change without notice
** We offer a 10% sibling discount off the second and third lower camp fee; all children MUST be enrolled at the same time in the same transaction online, no exceptions.